Frequently Asked Questions

Workmatters Institute - Arkansas

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about the Workmatters Institute – Arkansas experience. If there are any additional questions not answered below, please feel free to reach out to Darrel Harvey, Workmatters Institute Director, for more information (dharvey@workmatters.org).

How long is the class?

The 2023 12-month experience will consist of three-months of weekly meetings (January – March), followed by nine months of monthly mentoring sessions (April – December).

How much time should I dedicate to learning each week?

You can anticipate dedicating 3-4 hours each week to the class: 2 hours of instruction and 1-2 hours of reading, devotionals, or exercises.

Where will the class meet?

The cohort will meet in-person in Little Rock, Ark. and Rogers, Ark.for class and in small groups for mentorship.

How much does the class cost?

The WMI-Arkansas experience is $1,000.

How can I have my class refunded or sponsored?

We offer the opportunity for participants to have their company, company owner, or direct supervisor sponsor their institute costs. Please email Darrel Harvey at dharvey@workmatters.org for more details on the sponsorship process.

Will I have to buy any books or supplies?

No. We will provide a participant guide designed specifically for your class. It will be physically or digitally delivered prior to beginning the Institute.

What type of content is taught?

Our emphasis is to make faith and work practical and actionable. Readings, class discussions and executive speakers include teaching and insights related to theology and spiritual formation, cultural discernment, and leadership development. Our content and practices are influenced by reformed, charismatic, and contemplative traditions, and participants of all denominations (and of no denomination) have felt at home in this experience.

What is the ideal Institute candidate?

For all WMI experiences, the ideal candidate is…(use the current text. Then add) For WMI-Online (Senior Leaders) the ideal candidate exemplifies these traits and is also at a place in their career and leadership journey where they are or will be taking on a significant leadership responsibility.

Where should I be in my faith journey before applying?

Each class has participants from a wide range of Christian traditions on a variety of points on their spiritual journey. What they have in common is an openness to live and lead like Jesus.

What are the monthly mentor groups like?

Mentor sessions are typically groups of three to four participants paired with one executive leader. They all work together to chart their course over the next nine months, covering topics relevant to faith and work and the needs of the group. The groups are discussion oriented and designed to facilitate the application of what they learned in class and how to daily live out the 7 Pillars of Faith & Work.

How can I recommend the institute to someone?

  • Start with a conversation. “How are you intentionally investing in your growth and a leader?”
  • Share your endorsement of their potential and the Workmatters Institute.
  • Encourage them to investigate the program on our website and to follow us on social.
  • Follow up with the individual.
  • Introduce them to Darrel Harvey, the Workmatters Institute Director.
  • Follow up again.

I'm a business owner, can I refer my employees?

Absolutely! Please reach out to either President and CEO, David Roth or Darrel Harvey to talk about how the Workmatters Institute can help your employees live our their faith at work and make an impact on your business through your employees.

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